I like to make tissue covers and there is a wedding that is coming that needs them for the bridesmaids luncheon. Green gingham check matches the men's ties. However, the fabric is flimsy and I am not able to do any special stitching on it. I would like to incorporate some eggplant on it but I tried stitching some purple hearts but the fabric pulled...what a mess!!!! I think that means that monogramming the back is out also. Sister, what do you think? Should I look for some different fabric and forget the gingham check. I want these to be sweet so I need some help.